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Geologic analogies between the surface of Mars and the McMurdo Dry Valleys: microclimate-related geomorphic features and evidence for climate change / David R. Marchant, James W. Head.

Title: Geologic analogies between the surface of Mars and the McMurdo Dry Valleys: microclimate-related geomorphic features and evidence for climate change / David R. Marchant, James W. Head.
Author(s): Marchant, David R.
Head, James W.
Date: 2010.
Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
In: Life in Antarctic deserts and other cold dry environments : astrobiological analogues. (2010.),
Abstract: Documents nature and evolution of microclimate zones and associated geomorphic processes and landforms in McMurdo Dry Valleys, and discusses in relation to assessing evolution of landforms and climate change on Mars. Defines three dry valley microclimate zones (coastal thaw, inland mixed and stable upland) on basis of atmospheric temperature, soil moisture and relative humidity. These zones are sensitive to changing climate, which can impact distribution and morphology of features at macroscale (e.g. slope asymmetry, drainage-basin asymmetry and gullies); mesoscale (e.g. contraction-crack polygons, solifluction lobes, gelifluction lobes and debris-covered glaciers); and microscale (e.g. tafoni, salt weathering and surface pitting, desert pavements and duricrusts)
Notes:

In: Life in Antarctic deserts and other cold dry environments : astrobiological analogues / Peter T. Doran, W. Berry Lyons, Diane M. McKnight, eds.

Keywords: 551.584 -- Microclimatology and mesoclimatology.
551.584.3 -- Microclimates, terrain and soil.
551.584.31 -- Microclimates, slopes, thermal belts and frost pockets.
551.584.32 -- Microclimates, bare soil or rock surfaces.
551.4 -- Geomorphology.
551.4.037 -- Slopes.
551.436.5 -- Dry valleys.
551.324.83 -- Land ice, load.
551.1/.4 -- Geology.
551.3.053 -- Geological erosion, corrosion and disintegration.
551.311.23 -- Weathering.
551.311.3 -- Erosion, wind.
551.453 -- Deserts.
551.311.234 -- Soil formation.
B -- Geology and soil sciences.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*76) -- Ross Dependency.
(*762.4) -- Scott Coast.
SPRI record no.: 191072

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